Yogananda: The Life, the Legacy, The Lessons to Be Learned

Yogananda was called (by the LA Times) “the 20th Century’s first superstar guru,” and he remains the best-known and most beloved of all the Yoga masters who came here from India. Philip Goldberg, whose new biography fills the gaps in the iconic Autobiography of a Yogi, will describe how Yogananda skillfully adapted yogic teachings to American culture and set the stage for the Yoga explosion that began in the 1960s, long after his passing.  His highly consequential life contains important lessons for every student and teacher of Yoga.


Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for nearly 50 years as a practitioner, teacher, and writer. The cohost of the Spirit Matters podcast, he has written numerous acclaimed books, including American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West, and his latest, The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru. His website is


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm

University Hall, Theology Village
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045


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